Animamus Art Salon: Nasty Women Edition

Saturday January 14th
12 – 2pm

To further demonstrate solidarity among exhibiting artists, Ventiko, founder of Animamus Art Salon, will facilitate a salon style discussion with participating artists and the public. Participating artists: Nicole Arendt Barbara Joy Beatus Cat Del Buono Sarah Chacich Em Downing Amelia Marzec Danica Pantic Reynolds Tenazas Facilitated by Ventiko About Animamus Art Salon: Animamus Art Salon was created by Ventiko in …


Nasty Protest Material Making Workshop

Saturday, January 14

12 – 7pm

Nasty Women + Newark Printshop collaborate for one day at Knockdown Center to assist the community in the production of flags, banners and signs – just in time for the Women’s March on Washington on January 21st . NASTY WOMEN This is a group exhibition that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in …


S/team: neutrality and antagonism workshop

Saturday January 14th


S/team: neutrality and antagonism A workshop facilitated by non/studio Holding onto toxic feelings? Feeling ready to purge yourself from the cosmic chaos of yesteryear? Release your hot air. Hydrate anew. Perhaps a productive counterpart to anger is dialogue, taking time and making space. We believe in the radical reimagination of our world, and with that we have to radically reimagine …


AMPLIFY with Discwoman

Thursday, December 8, 2016


This will be a donation based workshop lead by Richard Kennedy as part of Amplify: SIREN x Discwoman x Brutaż. All donations received for this event will benefit Standing Rock. About the workshop: There’s something about screaming that we don’t understand. It struck us that we haven’t ever screamed in our life, just because we felt like it. It struck …


Photogram Workshop with Liz Nielsen

Saturday, Nov 5, 12 – 3pm

Come make sun-prints on fabric with the artist Liz Nielsen. This workshop will include hands-on experimentation with the archaic photographic mark-making process called the Photogram. It is easy and non-toxic.  Liz is a photographer whose own works are printed in the analog color darkroom with handmade negatives and found light sources. Meeting together at high noon, Liz will guide you through a process …

2MF with Sister

2MF with Sister: The Office

Nov 20, 4 – 6pm

2MF is a series of community meetings – open and participatory experiences – organized by artists Sonya Derman and Maria Stabio, encouraging pro-emotive and ante-academic conversation among artists in New York City. Knockdown Center hosts it’s second 2MF meeting titled “The Office,” in collaboration with Sister Gallery: “[management is] the art of getting things done through people” – Mary Parker …

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Comrade Truebridge: artist-to-artist salon

Oct 29, 2 – 5pm

COMRADE TRUEBRIDGE is an artist-driven, rhizomatic workgroup, braintrust, salon, kitchen table, laboratory, and hive mind where artists share and exchange needs and resources – offering an opportunity to engage deeply with their own and others’ work and needs during various phases of development. The mission of the group is intended to collaboratively find intersections and assistance between diverse, multidisciplinary, and difficult-to-define …


Da Prato Test Kitchen: Family Meal

Nov 5, 6pm

Come enjoy a handmade meal, sit down with friends and strangers alike gathered around community tables, and even get a peek into the fresh pasta making process. This supper will feature two handmade pasta dishes served family style as well as a salad of lush greens and edible flowers. The Da Prato Test Kitchen is a monthly supper club series …


Shibori Tie-Dye Workshop with Carolina Wheat

Saturday, Oct 22, 3 – 6pm

Join Carolina Wheat for an intuitive and experimental workshop exploring historical Tie-dye techniques. You will explore the ancient manual resist–bind, fold and pleat technique of Japanese Shibori with classic indigo dyes.  Carolina studied textile surface design at the University of Michigan and got her MFA in Writing from SAIC. Having traveled extensively in Japan and Indonesia, Carolina brings to this …